What's Important to You, Youthful or Useful?

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2020

Last week at an online conference, Ken Dychtwald, founder, the Age Wave, gave a presentation on Fatherhood. Ken’s suggestions applied to men and how they could be more active and involved with the younger generations.

The younger people...

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What Seniors Need When Planning for Aging Alone


Immediately following caregiving for both my parents, it occurred to me,

"Who will do all those things for me?

The question transformed my life from a working person in high tech into a practical futurist.  I didn't transform...

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The Art of Predicting the Past

History of Futurism 

David B. Barrett (1996, p. 1021) locates the origins of futurism‘ at around 47,000 BC. For him, futurism began with the emergence of divination by mediums, oracles or augurs. These were consulted in order to...

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Beating Isolation and Staying Social

beat isolation get mini May 21, 2020

(Image courtesy of SoulPancake.com)

Quarantine has been both a blessing and a curse in many ways, but the best thing to come out of it for me is a website called Big & Mini. When I first heard about Big & Mini, I was immediately...

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Stay Social with Big and Mini - An Intergenerational Connection

Recently, I was introduced to the founders of BigandMini.org, created by students and faculty at UT Austin (pictured above.) Big & Mini is a virtual volunteering organization that allows younger people to be paired with older adults in...

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History of Aging Paves the Way to the Future

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is doing research and gaining self-knowledge and improvement.  

Recently, I completed a Future Thinking course online. It was called, Ready, Set, Future.  The topic has always been fascinating to...

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Stay Social through Social Distancing, the Snug Way

 

With all the information about COVID 19 coming in at rapid speed, it’s hard to keep up with it!  Even local and state governments have rules about social distancing and when a person can leave their homes! It’s maddening and...

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How to Be a Go-To Authority for Successful Aging

 

Hi there, I’m Carol Marak, founder of the Elder Orphan Facebook Group, and the go-to authority on aging alone by leading publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and more!

I’m an Aging...

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Do You Have An Aging Plan Poll Results

In the last article, I asked, Boomer, What's Your Elder Care Plan? In the article, readers had the opportunity to take a poll for the purpose of giving me feedback about your desire to create a long-term plan. I want to know...

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Boomer, What's Your Elder Care Plan?

In a Forbes article, Howard Gleckman says, "As 2020 dawns, the U.S. is about to reach a critical, historic tipping point in its need to care for frail older adults. And we are tragically unprepared."

In 2025, the first phase of the...

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